Are you guilty of hanging on to items too long, and now you’re running out of closet
space? These are the items you need to get rid of in your closet.
Our closets seem to fill up quickly. Clothes, shoes, bags, and accessories all take up
precious space. Sometimes we hang on to items that are better off with another
person or in the garbage. These are the items you need to get rid of in your closet to
make room for the pieces you enjoy wearing and using.
The “Fix-It” Section
You know that particular shirt with the hole that’s been sitting in the corner of your
closet the past few months, or possibly years. Yeah, you’re going to want to just get
rid of it, along with any other items that have been chilling in the closet waiting for
their turn with the sewing needle.
We always swear we’ll eventually get to them, but the truth is, if you haven’t yet, you
won’t. The items are taking up space that you could use for new pieces.
Free Tote Bags
Reusable bags are fabulous, but how many do you really need? Keep the ones you
frequently use for grocery shopping in your vehicle for easy access. If you found a
surplus, take the time to donate the others, or give them to another family member or
friend who could use them.
Typically, you only wear costumes once, and then they sit in your closet, taking up
valuable space. Take the time to go through the costumes and donate them to a
local thrift store, allowing another wonderful person to enjoy the costume.
Shoes That Hurt
Gather all of the shoes you don’t often wear because they hurt and put them in a
pile. Say your goodbyes to them, and then drop them off at a local donation center.
“Other You” Clothes
The last item you need to get rid of in your closet is your “other you” clothes. We are
all guilty of this habit. We hang on to a particular shirt or pair of pants that once fit a
version of you, whether it was a more confident you, a skinnier you, the you that was
a tad edgier, or a you that was obsessed with animal print. They’ll work one day
again. It’s too challenging to say goodbye to them just yet. The truth is, we won’t
wear them again, so take the time to mourn and then let them go. See if other friends
or family would like them, donate them, or sell them on a thrift store site.
Now that you’ve made room, it’s time to shop for new trendy clothing for the new